Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Bone Broth
Isn’t it a beautiful thing when you can throw a bunch of healthy ingredients into a slow cooker, walk away, and return eight hours later to a perfectly cooked meal? This slow-cooker split pea soup is just that—easy to make, hearty, and delicious. Only ten minutes of prep time, eight hours of cook time, and you have a delicious soup for days.
This slow-cooker split pea soup recipe has a savory beef bone broth base, complemented with root vegetables and herbs like red potatoes, carrots, garlic, and celery. Topped with cooked bacon and garnished with cilantro, both your taste buds and your body will thank you for this delicious, nourishing meal.
What to Serve with Split Pea Soup
Split peas are a good source of plant protein and fiber, so don’t be surprised if a bowl of this soup fills you right up. To make this split pea soup into a fuller meal, feel free to add extra cooked bacon pieces and serve alongside warm focaccia bread. You can even add cooked ham as some traditional split pea soup recipes do.
How to Make Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup in 3 Easy Steps
Making this slow-cooker split pea soup recipe is as easy as they come. All you need to do is:
- Prep the vegetables and herbs.
- Place the veggies and herbs into your slow cooker along with dried split peas and beef bone broth.
- Cook on low for 8-10 hours, until vegetables and split peas are tender. Dish up and enjoy.
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
This slow-cooker split pea soup is loaded with vegetables, fiber, and flavor. Only ten minutes of prep time, fewer than ten ingredients, and it’s gluten-free.
- 1 cup yellow onions diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups carrots diced
- 1 cup red potatoes diced
- 1 cup celery diced
- 1 pound dried split peas
- 8 cups Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth (4 cartons)
- Cooked bacon pieces for serving and chopped cilantro for garnishing
Place all ingredients in a 4-quart (or bigger) slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Taste to adjust the flavor by adding more salt if desired. Ladle into serving bowls and top with cooked bacon pieces and fresh cilantro leaves before serving. Enjoy!
About the Author
Sharon Chen is the founder and creator behind StreetSmart Kitchen, a recipe website that helps busy professionals to prepare healthy meals in less time they ever thought possible. Download her Top 18 One-Dish Meals Cookbook for free here: http://bit.ly/SSK-Free-Cookbook